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Disney Vacation Club Announces Skyliner To Disney Riviera Resort

Saturday, Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Bob Chapek was thrilled to announce a sweeping line-up of exciting plans coming to Walt Disney World in time for its 50th Anniversary. One of the exciting new additions is a Disney Vacation Club property called the Disney Riviera Resort.

Siemens to End Sponsorship Deal with the Walt Disney Company

The rumors are true. Siemens, the sponsor of several attractions at Walt Disney World including IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth and Spaceship Earth, is ending its sponsorship deal with the company after more than a decade.

2017 Candlelight Processional Narrators Announced Plus Bookings Open for Dining Packages

The preliminary list of celebrity narrators for this year's Candlelight Processional has been announced and bookings are now open for the Candlelight Processional Dining Packages available at participating Epcot and Epcot-area restaurants.

Disney World Theme Parks Ranked in TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards

Several of the theme parks and water parks at the Walt Disney World Resort were ranked in the top 10 lists of the TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards. Disneyland and Disney California Adventure also made the list.

Disney News Round-Up: Hall of Presidents Update, Happily Ever After Merchandise, and More

Happy Tuesday! We have another round of news and rumors in the round-up today including an update about the Magic Kingdom's Hall of Presidents, a rumor about a dark ride coming to Epcot's France Pavilion, and much more.

Disney News Round-Up: Epcot Rumors about New Attractions, Parking Changes, and More

Happy Friday! Today we're talking about Epcot rumors including the possibility of parking changes, new attractions, and maybe even new pavilions in World Showcase. There is no official word regarding any of these changes, but we're betting we'll hear more at next month's D23 Expo.

Disney Rumor Round-up: Changes Ahead for the Hall of Presidents, Paint the Night on the Move, and More

Happy middle of the week! Today we're taking a different spin on our regular Disney news round-up and we're talking about Disney rumors. That's right ... it's all rumors all day, but just for today. Also, these are rumors, which means there is no confirmation. Let's check them out!

Disney’s Yacht Club Resort Offers New Day Cruise

A new daytime cruise around the World Showcase Lagoon is set to depart from Disney's Yacht Club Resort starting June 1. The "Day Cruise Around the World" will take place daily and it isn't cheap, with a price tag of $149 per person.

Details Announced for 2017 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Including New Booths and More

The 2017 Epcot Food and Wine Festival doesn't start until August 31, but we're already getting some preliminary details. The Festival will run for a record 75 days and it will include a record 35 Marketplace Booths!

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Epcot was one of Walt Disney's original visions. Originally standing for the Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow, it was actually intended to be much more of the basis for Walt Disney World than the Magic Kingdom. Eventually however his initial vision proved too grand to be carried out and it became the less expansive park that you see today.

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Walt Disney World News Round-up For Friday June 28th, 2019

Ready for some news? Read on to see what's caught our attention this week! No one celebrates the Fourth of July like Walt Disney World, but this busy time of year takes a little planning. Find out what's going on for the star-spangled celebration across the property.

‘Guardians of the Galaxy - Awesome Mix Live!’ Returns To Epcot For Summer

After saving their world from certain destruction, Peter Quill (also known as Star-Lord) brokered a deal with Nova Prime and the Xandarian government to bring an outreach program to his home planet. Some of most Xandar's talented musicians take the stage with Star-Lord and Gamora to perform the human audiences' best-loved rock and pop hits from 70's and 80's Earth. That outreach program has landed at Epcot as the 'Guardians of the Galaxy " Awesome Mix Live!'

Cocktail Popsicles Debut In Epcot's Italy Pavilion

I think someone should start a petition to make this new Disney Food Blog find available at every frozen novelty stand in Walt Disney World. What grown-up deliciousness am I talking about? It's the Cocktail Popsicles that have popped up at the Gelati Donkey Cart in Epcot's Italy Pavilion.

Limited Time Extra, Extra Magic Hours Announced For Select Fall Dates

Everybody's talking about the opening of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge at Disney's Hollywood Studios. This highly anticipated land is expected to bring in guests from around the world just to get a peek. That's why for a limited-time Walt Disney World Resort will be extending an extra special benefit to guests staying at its resort hotels - Extra, Extra Magic Hours.

Goodbye IllumiNations, Hello Epcot Forever

"IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth" will have its last show on September 30, 2019. The nighttime extravaganza has been a staple of Epcot entertainment since it opened in 1999. Over its 20 year run fans have become devoted to its spectacle, making it a popular way to end out your night at the Theme Park. The urge of guests to find the perfect spot to watch has inspired dessert parties, private viewing spaces, and even changes in the design of World Showcase restaurants.

Welcome Spring With News From Walt Disney World

It's spring, and that means wonderful things are taking shape across Walt Disney World. Since this is a time for new beginnings, I thought a news round-up would be in order to tempt you into thinking about your next Walt Disney World vacation.

Crazy For Walt Disney World Popcorn

Walt Disney World know that Americans consume somewhere around 16-17 billion quarts of popcorn each and every year, that's just one of the reasons why you'll find no shortage of the snack throughout the Disney Parks. We love popcorn so much in the U.S. we have both a National Popcorn Day AND a National Caramel Popcorn Day. If you just can't get enough of this old-fashioned whole grain snack that's perfect to pop in your mouth, you'll want to know where to get the goods on your next Disney vacation.

Everything We Know About The Reimagining Of Epcot

Yesterday Disney announced even more exciting news about the updates planed for Epcot, including new green space at the entrance and an entirely new pavilion to take over in the old Wonders of Life pavilion. Do I have your attention? Here's what we know so far about the exciting new restaurants, attractions, and improvements coming to Walt Disney World's Epcot Theme Park!

Disney News Round-up For Monday, February 18th, 2019

The state-of-the-art gondola system Disney Skyliner has been making its first test runs over the past week. The system will conveniently connect Disney's Hollywood Studios and Epcot to four resort hotels- Disney's Art of Animation Resort, Disney's Pop Century Resort and Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort as well as the proposed 15th Disney Vacation Club property, Disney's Riviera Resort.

2019 Epcot International Flower And Garden Festival Food Booths

Time is getting short until the start of the Epcot's 2019 Flower and Garden Festival! The full menus are out and it looks like once again guests at Epcot will have access to some of the most creative and delicious things imaginable coming out of the garden. This year a total of 17 Outdoor Kitchens will join several permanent locations, each one showcasing the freshest flavors of the season.